Club and USPS History

The Boulder Valley Sail and Power Squadron is part of America's Boating Club, which is a newly branded name for the United States Power Squadrons (USPS). You will find the names used interchangeably on various websites. It is one of America's premier non-profit boating organizations, consisting of approximately 450 Squadrons around the country.

June of 1977 is the date of the charter for the Boulder Valley Squadron. The charter lists 44 members, 28 of whom began with advanced grades earned from previous squadron memberships. Some transferred from Mile High Squadron of Denver, which was disbanded about ten years after Boulder Valley was formed.

The USPS organization was seeded within the Boston Yacht Club. After the advent of recreational power boats on the coastal waters, several of them came to assist distressed yachts after a severe Nor'easter struck a busy regatta of sailors in New England. USPS was originally formed in 1914 based on a proposal by Roger Upton, then the Rear Commodore of the Boston Yacht Club.

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Many articles on the organization's history have been written by members, including one written in 2018 by one of our charter members, Origins of Boulder Valley Sail and Power Squadron, which is referenced here.

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